The children take care of each other. While on campus, I noticed an altercation between 2 students. The student being pushed immediately changed posture and asked the aggressor "Are you ok?" Then another student stepped in and asked if the aggressor was feeling ok. The aggressor started crying and the other two comforted him until he was in a good state. His all happened in @ 1-2 minutes. Much faster than even an adult could get involved.
They embrace each student as individuals. They with hand in hand with each student to create a learning experience that is unique to the student. One may like to play while they learn. Another likes more solitude. Each student is given what they need to thrive.
No homework for Kindergarten. They let children be children. Learning through subjects they already love. Like learning how to read or do math based on dinosaurs or Pokémon or Tanzanian devils. How awesome is that?!
Muse totally Rocks!!!
Our children love going to school. Do yours?
We started at a very traditional education focused school. When it closed down, we were forced to find a new education partner for our children. We reviewed all the top private school in a 30 mile radius. When we found Muse we knew it was different. They emphasized children's ability to speak for themselves (Self-Efficacy), & leveraging subjects they love to encorporate learning fundamentals (passion based learning). This was a risk. The "red pill" for you Matrix fans. We have been down the other road. We knew it was time to try something new.
It was a risk well worth taking. Our children thrive in this new environment! They come home with stories about learning that make every day sound like a field trip. They are so excited to learn about their passions. When we were worried they may not be getting core skills, our youngest wow'd us with math and reading skills on par with their prior school. Our oldest is showing communication skills well beyond his age.
As parents, one of our favorite things about the school is the community of parents. The school offers classes for the parents to help better understand what our children are learning. This way, we can practice at home with them. Not like homework. Real tangible, repeatable skills that help us buIld better relationships with our children. A true partnership.
Muse is a beacon of how great education could be. When other schools go to bead at night, they dream about being like Muse.
If you want the best for your children. If you want to see your children become self-sufficient contributors to humanity. If you're tired of seeing children get labeled (often miss-labeld) and passed over because of some teacher's ineptitude. Then you have to visit the Muse School. You owe it to yourself and your children.
Muse School rarely gives homework and when they do it isn't long and tedious. they allow enough time during the day to get the work done. Mostly it's just a review of what that have already learned or to finish up what they didn't up in school.
Thank you everyone for once again for your consideration in allowing my children Prince and Princess to attend your school. It has been so heartwarming and encouraging to see my children growing, excelling and becoming awesome adults at Muse. In the beginning it was a little rough. My daughter, Princess adjusted well, with her teachers and her peers. Making new friends and becoming a student leader. Her mind has began to open to the possibilities of what her future can truly be. She has been so encouraged and challenged by Muse, she is now considering taking summer classes to help her advance in math. Princess so enjoys being able to express her passions through education in a profound way. My son Prince, his road was very rocky from the start. He had a hard time adjusting from the beginning. He believed deep down that Muse was just another school and he could trust no one. He had prepared for the worse. He showed up every day but his heart wasn't there yet. There were many challenges he faced along the way. He went through a variety of emotions, however by the time he completed his first passion project and parent teacher conference, I knew a corner had turned for him. He finally understood what was expected of him and what he needed to do, as well. Now I see him making great strides at home by completing assignments, studying and helping his friends. Things I had never seen him do before. He likes most of his classes and teachers as well. I have seen my son who thought no one cared, who people thought he wasn't smart, turn into a person who can now see a future with endless possibilities. I am in awe of your school and what it has done to and for both of my children. I desire nothing less than for them to continue their education with this school.